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New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
7 tips for protecting your clients from wire fraud scamsThere is an ever-increasing number of closings where clients discover the funds they were going to use to purchase or sell their property suddenly disappeared because an online criminal stole their money before the settlement of the transaction. Here's how to protect your clients from these phishermen. ...Read More
Positive outlook clouded by the threat of impeachmentThe Brexit deal, the trade negotiations with China and a new president of the European Central Bank are all good news. But the threat of impeachment is a wildcard....Read More
Agents need to ‘lean in’ to technology, but they’re not going extinctOJO Labs founder and CEO John Berkowitz believes real estate agents will continue to play an important role in the industry for a very long time but also urged them Friday to "lean in" to technology because it's coming whether they like it or not....Read More
Home prices could ‘trade like corporate shares’ thanks to iBuying, tech disruptorsDisruption is radically changing the homebuying process, according to Utah MLS leader Brad Bjelke. Other leaders around the country now have to decide how they're going to respond....Read More
Inman 2019 Golden I Club winners announcedOn Thursday, Inman honored the inaugural class of inductees into the Inman Golden I Club. The class was announced with fanfare live at Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills....Read More
Here’s what you might have missed at Inman Luxury ConnectPocket listings, disruption, auctions and more were among the many things debated this week by some of the most successful real estate figures in the U.S....Read More
Compass CEO: No plans for IPO in next 18 monthsRobert Reffkin told The Real Deal that Compass doesn't plan to go public in the next 18 months, and a Compass spokesperson said WeWork's failed IPO won't impact the company's plans....Read More
‘Blue-lining’ could be the new redlining, Fed branch warnsNineteen papers published by the San Francisco Federal Reserve issued many warnings about the threat that climate change poses to the real estate market — as well as potential countermeasures....Read More
Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse is now on Airbnb for $60 a nightIn honor of the iconic doll's 60th anniversary, the company is giving one person and three guests a chance to stay in the real-life Dreamhouse. Some of Barbie's "most accomplished and entrepreneurial pals" will also stop by the villa during the stay....Read More
T3 Sixty ‘Danger’ report emerges as latest hitch in NAR lawsuitNAR commissioned the report for the trade group's Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee. Among the top 10 dangers noted were "commissions spiral downward."...Read More